Boxing is a positive outlet for pent-up aggression, unlike heckling bears or mailing your boss a beehive. Let it all out constructively with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited classes at Richard Lord's Boxing Gym (a $60 value). Evening classes require reservations and are subject to availability due to high volume of students. Morning and afternoon classes accept walk-ins.
Richard Lord's Boxing Gym, the subject of the documentary Boxing Gym, screened at Cannes last year, forges professional boxers in an environment that makes men and women of all ages and skill levels feel entirely welcome. The gym's schedule of intense courses helmed by professional boxing trainers molds muscles, torches calories, and imbues budding boxers with enough self-confidence to face challenges that give Mr. T nightmares. Body-transforming courses run between 90 minutes and two hours, and impart genuine boxing skills without the fuss or cheesiness of typical boxing-inspired group classes. The gym's authenticity stems from owner Richard Lord, a two-time Golden Glove winner, who sculpted such adroit pugilists as Jesus "El Matador" Chavez and graced the pages of Austin Fit magazine in his own boxing feature. Richard Lord's Boxing gym's walls display boxing posters and memorabilia to boost the gym's atmosphere up to the legal maximum concentration of inspiration.
Richard Lord's Boxing Gym
There aren’t many fighters who can say that they have their own day. Then again, there aren’t many fighters like Richard Lord. Known as the godfather of Austin boxing, he ran the boxing circuit as a professional boxer and fought a number of rounds in the old Austin Coliseum. A powerhouse presence for more than 30 years, Richard Lord has trained world-champion combatants, including Jesús "El Matador" Chávez and Anissa "The Assassin" Zamarron, and organized the first all-female boxing match sanctioned by U.S. Amateur Boxing, Inc. Looking at all of his achievements, it’s no surprise that the Austin boxing community marks its calendar for March 31, Richard Lord Day.
Inside his gym, he trains reigning prizefighters right next to first-timers in his old-school yet welcoming boxing gym. A team of amicable boxing trainers helps aspiring pugilists to pare off pounds quickly, float like butterflies, and sting like adult-contemporary singers during sweat-soaked sessions that cover form, rhythm, and timing.
5400 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78751